Strachans are a leading distributor of Food & Catering Consumables to the UK Offshore & Shipping Industry employing over 160 people with a turnover of circa £60m in 2012. The UK branches are part of the Wrist Ship Supply global network and our mission is to continue providing expert care to each ship and offshore location we serve.

The UK head office is based in Peterhead, Scotland with over 115 employees based there. Strachans have two other branches located in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth. The business loads nearly 600 containers per week, has a transport fleet of over 30 vehicles and has nearly 150K sq. ft. of warehousing.

The business has evolved with the energy industry over the last 30 years and is now a leader in the markets it supplies.  We believe that our flexibility and willingness to meet changing client demands has contributed to our leading contributions to the market today.


Strachans was founded in 1939 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading independent, family owned distributors of Food and Chandlery Supplies to the Offshore & Marine Industry prior to Wrist Ship Supply acquiring the business in May 2011. The company is still headed up by James Strachan who continues to build on the strong foundations laid by his Father and Grandfather.  Today, Strachans operates out of three Distribution Centres in Peterhead, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth and is now servicing customers both nationally and internationally.


Strachans have a proven track record in food distribution and, at the same time, a forward looking outlook in terms of staff, equipment and facilities.  Flexibility is the key to the company’s approach to its customers and its operation. 


Latest News

Strengthening The Team


Strachans will be advertising two key positions within the management team to strengthen the business and ensure it continues to meet our customers expectations.



Strachans Win Shipping Business Contract


Strachans have retained the status as supplier of fresh meat & victualling for Marine Scotland's business in the North of Scotland (Scotia & Alba Na Mara).



Yard Improvements Nearing Completion


Progress is being made with laying a new surface and we will have full use of the new yard by the end of April.



Strachans Wins Awards


Strachans were recently awarded some major awards at our parent company Wrist Ship Supply's anual award ceremony in March 2013.



Employment Opportunities

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Strachans Employment Opportunities